Director of the Arch Learning Community

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

Dean College has an immediate opening for the Director of the Arch Learning Community (a comprehensive academic enhancement program for students with diagnosed learning disabilities/differences). The Arch Learning Community is celebrating 20 years of providing unparalleled support for students through advising, coaching, personal development, and classroom instruction. As a critical component of the Morton Family Learning Center, the qualified candidate will direct all aspects of the program including recruitment, staffing, program development, budget and evaluation.

This position requires strong interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, oral and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks. In addition, this qualified candidate will also work collaboratively with a variety of diverse constituents including students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

Job Duties:

  • Interpret psychological and educational testing and documentation to determine appropriate program placement within the Arch Learning Community;
  • Active recruitment and retention of students with documented learning disabilities and/or challenges;
  • Collaborate with admissions to admit eligible students to the program;
  • Develop relationships with high schools, schools specializing in Learning Disability instruction and independent college counselors
  • Represent College at Admissions events and conferences;
  • Host on-campus programs for prospective students and families;
  • Working closely with Academic Affairs to implement appropriate sequence of courses each semester
  • Monitor academic progress and social development of students and create intervention plans as necessary;
  • Work closely with students, families and counselors when necessary;
  • Design and develop social programming model for student cohorts;
  • Assist with implementation of programs for career exploration and employment readiness;
  • Hire, train and supervise Arch Learning Community staff;
  • Serve as a resource for students, families, faculty and staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in education, special education, psychology or a related field required;
  • Experience interpreting psychological and educational testing and documentation;
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience directing, supervising, and managing programs for students with various learning profiles in a collegiate setting;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, required;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication;
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and technical skills as well as the ability to problem-solve and work independently, and show confidence in prioritizing tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Additionally, this individual will have access to highly sensitive and confidential information and must be discrete;
  • Must be advanced user of Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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